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Mykonos: Open, Safe, Ready for Summer

Along with the rest of Greece, the hospitality industry on the rocky resort island of Mykonos  began opening to welcome back travelersth the rest of Greece, the hospitality industry on the rocky resort island of Mykonos  began welcome back customers on May 14th.

Greek Ports to Welcome More than 5 Million Cruise Passengers this Summer

Greek ports are expected to welcome more than five million cruise passengers this summer, breaking last year’s record, according to Greece’s Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members. The estimated number of incoming cruise ship travelers is set to exceed...

Cruise Ship Arrivals in Greece Dropped by 20% in 2017

In 2017, Greece experienced a large drop in cruise ship arrivals and passenger visits compared to 2016, according to data released by the Hellenic Ports Union “ELIME”. Cruise ship arrivals decreased by around 20.5% in 2017 (from 4,307 in 2016...

Greek Shipping Minister Proposes Duty-Free Port for Cruise Tourists

Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Panagiotis Kouroumblis expressed the view that a port which would offer duty-free shopping to cruise ship tourists, would boost the Greek economy. Speaking on the Athens Macedonia News Agency radio 104.9 FM on Tuesday,...

Cruise Ship Arrivals Drop in Greece Amid Turkey Concerns

Cruise ship arrivals in Greece have dropped due to the continued political instability in Turkey. According to Kathimerini news daily, passenger traffic at the port of Iraklio in Crete saw a 39.4% decline in passenger traffic with numbers dropping to...

Arrival of Four Cruise Ships to Katakolo; Breather for the Local Economy

Four cruise ships carrying 8,733 tourists and 3,416 crew members docked at the port of Katakolo, Greece. The tourists visited the archaeological site of Ancient Olympia while some of them decided to have a swim taking advantage of the high...

Cruise Tourism in Greece Might Drop 30% in 2017

Cruise tourism in Greece might drop as high as 30 percent in 2017 compared to this year, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE). SETE representative Andreas Stylianopoulos said that the decrease is irreversible. Stylianopoulos is also president and CEO of...

Revenue Losses Continue as Piraeus Port Workers Extend Strike

Eight cruise ships carrying more than 9,700 passengers scheduled to dock at Piraeus Port on Saturday might not anchor at all if dock workers continue their strike. The port unionists are on strike for three weeks now and their protest...